Full Time Job

Visual Effects Art Director


Sydney, Australia 05-02-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Visual Effects Art Director is responsible for visually interpreting ideas communicated by the Director and Key Creatives on a film, episodic or venue project with traditional concept art, storyboards, or 3D designs.

We are looking for a creative who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, team-oriented mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.
On any given day you may partner with Global Art Department teams, Art

Department Management and Production Staff to:
Design a robot or a planet for a Director, VFX Supervisor or Production Designer
Provide conceptual paintovers and look direction for VFX sequences or key shots for client approval
Deliver creative direction, mentorship and feedback to a team of concept artists to deliver world class concept designs
Partner with CG Department leads and CG artists to ensure consistency of design from inception to final shot delivery
Participate in daily reviews with clients
Act as front client liaison both from the ILM studio and potentially onset.
Partner with Production teams on bidding and assessing crewing for design work, with any eye towards growing and developing up and coming diverse talent.

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:
An outstanding and varied aesthetic with the ability to interpret a multitude of creative visions
Must possess strong knowledge of visual effects techniques and the latest conceptual design processes, including photoreal concept development and cinematography
Have a strong handle on the latest 3D concept tools and as a bonus some working knowledge of real-time design processes
A clear grasp of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms
You probably have 7 or more years of experience in conceptual design
You have experience managing and mentoring concept artists
You have a Bachelor's Degree in Film or Design, or you have gained that experience by working in our industry.


At Lucasfilm/ILM we believe that diversity, inclusion and belonging are integral to our company. We are at our best when our people at all levels reflect the vast life experiences of our audiences, and we thrive when ideas and decisions from all are valued and represented. If you are passionate about the role, but don't fit every criteria of the posting, we encourage you to still apply. We want to hear your story .

This position is with ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d25p96-18-232-31-255-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.